Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Re-fresh Conference for Adoptive, Foster & Safe Families Parents!


Registration is now OPEN for Refresh Chicago
October 6-7, 2017 | Community Christian Church, Naperville, IL

Refresh is not your typical conference!
Refresh is a Christian conference designed for foster and adoptive parents, kinship providers, grandparents, and others who care for God’s orphaned and vulnerable children.

We understand firsthand that this journey can be difficult and lonely. The Refresh Conference is a time for you to escape from the distractions and chaos of life and be refreshed, equipped, and inspired.

Refresh Chicago Pre-Conference Deep Dives
October 5, 2017 | Yellowbox Church, Naperville IL
Pre-conference #1 - Trust-Based Relational Intervention | 10am - 5pm (lunch included)
Pre-conference #2 - Becoming a Serving Spouse | 5:30pm - 8pm (dinner included)
Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI®)

Trust-Based Relational Intervention® (TBRI®) is a holistic approach that is multi-disciplinary, flexible, attachment-centered, and challenging. It is an evidence-based, trauma-informed intervention that is specifically designed for children who come from hard places, such as maltreatment, abuse, neglect, multiple home placements, and violence, but you’ll see that the principles apply to all children. TBRI® consists of three sets of harmonious principles: Connecting, Empowering, and Correcting Principles. TBRI® principles have been used in homes, schools, residential facilities, orphanages, and several other settings. 
Becoming a Serving Spouse

Becoming A Serving Spouse will help couples re-prioritize their marriage by discovering 4 valuable keys to create a healthy and successful marriage.

Join us October 5 from 5:30pm - 8pm.
Dinner included.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Interested in learning more about foster care?

Foster Care Information Meeting

Have you ever thought about becoming a foster parent? Join us for an informational meeting where you can come to find answers to your questions!

Many foster parents have said that is was in prayer that they became inspired to open their home to a child in need. Children who have experienced trauma, abuse, neglect, or abandonment need a safe place to heal, to learn, and to grow.  Is God calling you?

Monday, June 26th, 7:00-8:00pm
Willow Creek Community Church
Room B109 (enter by the chapel)
67 E. Algonquin Road, So. Barrington

You will hear from Dr. Cheryl  Stenzel, Director of Allendale’s Foster Care Program.  Come and ask questions!

For questions and to register, contact Dr. Cheryl Stenzel at cstenzel@allendale4kids.org or call 847-245-6377 

*Please note: Child care is not available for this event.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Young Adult Adoptee Group!

Upcoming Group - June 6th
Young Adult Adoptee Group
This event is for older teens and adults (15 years old or older) who would like to discuss adoption-related topics in a safe and open environment. Parents can also attend a separate group simultaneously, led by a licensed therapist (no fee for parents, but please RSVP). Discussions will range in topics from:
    • peer relationships, 
    • launching out of their parents home, 
    • college/career, 
    • and other adoption related issues.
Facilitated by Pam Shepard, LCSW and an adult-adoptee.  
June 6, 2017
Tuesday, 6:30pm to 8:00pm


Holt-Sunny Ridge Children's Services
270 Remington Blvd 
Suite D 
Bolingbrook, IL 60440

Holt-Sunny Ridge | 630-754-4500 | illinois@holtsunnyridge.org

Monday, May 15, 2017

Replanted Ministry Family Gathering!

Come join other adoptive, foster and Safe Families! 
Hosted by Replanted Ministry

Cinema Under the Stars - Disco Style
June 3, 2017 | Church of the Resurrection | 4 - 7pm

Start the summer off right with a cookout and an "outdoor" movie night! (Disclaimer: since the sun sets a bit later now, we'll bring the movie into the Narthex of the church so your kiddos can get to bed on time).

Come dressed in your best and brightest Disco Style colors and attire.

Bring blankets, sleeping bags, lawn chairs, and pillows to kick back and enjoy a family-friendly film. Whether you are a prospective or current adoptive, foster, or safe family or just want to learn more about Replanted - there will be something for everyone.
4:00 pm - Social Time and Dinner
A time for eating, socializing, encouraging, and celebrating. 

5:30 pm - Movie
Bring blankets, sleeping bags, lawn chairs, and pillows to kick back and enjoy a family-friendly film.
Please note: we will not be providing childcare at this event. We will have a variety of activities for you and your kiddos to participate in.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Parents Night Out!

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Attention Foster parents and Safe Families hosts! 

Village Church of Bartlett would like to treat you to a Parents' Night Out!

Dates: June 2nd, July 7th, and August 4th

Times: 6pm- 9pm

Location: Village Church of Bartlett

We would love to spend time with your kids while you enjoy a special date-night or outing.

For further questions, please contact Shelly Shales at snjshales@gmail.com or Amy Kralicek at ajkralicek@comcast.net.